"HTML" Posting Tags, was Top-posting shenanigans

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Fri Feb 25 13:47:08 2005

Marvin Johnston wrote:

> I've never seen a list of "html" tags used in messages online, and the
> only one that comes to mind is "<rant> ... </rant>." Are there others in
> common usage? It might be interesting to have a list much in the same
> vein as the lists of emotocons and commonly used abbreviations. They can
> certainly help to add context and character to a message (like Jay's
> <ListOwnerMode Off> ... "html" tag.)

   I see them used pretty much anywhere "non-verbal" context or
connotation is needed. Some examples:

Unbridled joy:

<Special Ed>
</Special Ed>

"I know I'm a god":

   Thankya, thankya. Thank ya verra much.

Extreme chastisement:

<Emily LaTella>
   Never mind

   All these examples are popular quotes, but there's also <rant>,
<quote> for long quoted passages, <beg>, <whine>, whatever.

</pedantic> 8-)

Received on Fri Feb 25 2005 - 13:47:08 GMT

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